OCZ Z-Drive R4 PCI Express SSD Performance Preview

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OCZ Z-Drive R4 PCIe SSD Performance PreviewToday, OCZ is letting fly with the second coming of a VCA 2.0 product, this time squarely targeting the enterprise, datacenter and high-end workstation markets. Where OCZ's RevoDrive line targets more consumer-like price points, their Z-Drive line is about no holds barred performance for the enterprise. The Z-Drive R4 with VCA 2.0, the same SuperScale Storage Accelerator, and now an octet of SandForce SF-2200 controllers, has landed on our testbeds for a few cycles of the benchmark gauntlet. And oh yeah, it's packing a full 1.6TB (that's Terabytes) of usable capacity on board. As the old saying goes, let the games begin!

OCZ Z-Drive R4 Performance Preview

 

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Sep 27 2011 12:31 PM

Wow, there is not much else to say but Wow!

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"I'll keep dreaming about this"

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Yep this looks like a crazy card, you have to pay to play! I wonder if they will start to package these cards with single slot custom coolers/fans in the future.

Now you're just mashing it!

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Inspector replied on Tue, Sep 27 2011 3:57 PM

Why must you guys tease us? Should really consider giving one of these away for a contest ;) lol

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Marco C replied on Tue, Sep 27 2011 4:18 PM

@Inspector - We would LOVE to give away a stack of these things. Not sure we could get OCZ to sponsor them though. :)

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AKwyn replied on Tue, Sep 27 2011 4:28 PM

Preview? You mean we can't even buy this awesome SSD card now???

I wonder how much it's going to cost when it released; I have my bets down on "a really, really lot."

 

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$5 - $7 per GB - Final MSRP still TBD: 1.6TB = 1 638.4GB

@$5 = $8,192

@$6 = $9,830

@$7 = $11,469

"OUCH"

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These with IBM's multi level cpus that they are working on would be instant or near instant computing?

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Data centers are going to love this thing.

Insane specs for sure.

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jonation replied on Wed, Sep 28 2011 10:47 PM

yep. my jaw has been hanging round me feet since this post.

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ADelgado replied on Fri, Sep 30 2011 1:02 AM

when this hits the 200$ mark then we talk, silicon and transistors are overpriced

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slugbug replied on Sun, Oct 2 2011 8:54 PM

Maybe when I win the lottery...

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Jajuka replied on Thu, Oct 6 2011 12:54 AM

If I was rich, I'd buy 2 and put them in RAID 0. Or maybe RAID 10 to be safe. :)

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Hot diggity - PCI express SSD ftw! I can't wait for this technology to become mainstream and CHEAP!

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tyrred replied on Wed, Dec 21 2011 7:43 PM

Cheap? Not likely,64 bit rigs using2011 parts cost,2,3,4@up grand to build. Using this type of parts ups the anty by multiples.This stuff, leaves the average joe gamer like me in the dust.20,30 40 grand rigs?Not me! Good stuff I'll dream allong with it.

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